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Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Cuvee Des FleursSouthampton Cuvee Des Fleurs

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 69
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Saison flavored with a blend of edible flowers including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinalis, R. canina and H. lupulus.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2004)
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emdawg

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

01-01-2012 05:53:02 | More by emdawg
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htrae2014

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

12-29-2011 16:19:56 | More by htrae2014
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kmwilson76

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-27-2011 14:46:17 | More by kmwilson76
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750ml bottle; poured into two flutes.

A: Pours a medium amber-gold with two fingers of white head.

S: Very perfumey and floral. Its not a fresh floral, like you get with fresh hops. Its more of a potpourri aroma. Flowers, funk, sweet caramel. Very pleasant.

T: More floral theme. Its actually a little less tasty than I expected. Not bad tasting, there just isn't as much taste there. Still, very nice and smooth with layers of complexity and a nice rustic quality.

D: Very drinkable stuff. It has a nice refreshing quality and is great to rehydrate with during a meal.

Overall: I know this is a style that the brewmaster is passionate about, so I think I know what he was going with for this one. Its a crisp, tasty, and refreshing saison with a profile that I assume tastes more like ancient examples of the style (albeit with a heftier ABV). A real treat and a very unique brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 19:27:15 | More by JohnnyChicago
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Dan (DSlim71) for this fantastic extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a wonderfully hazy golden orange color. About a half finger of slight off white head is achieved with a rather conservative pour that dissipates quickly leaving slight, spotty lacing.

Smell – As expected, quite floral in nature. Reminds me of lilacs and honey sprinkled in with some herbal qualities as well as a bit of lemon zest.

Taste – A bit sweeter than I was expecting and....bam...here comes the floral flavors. Not as much citrus as I was expecting. To try and put it into words, it tastes like a mixture of lilac, clove, and honey. Imagine those honey sticks you can buy at farmers markets. There is literally a lilac flavored one and also a clove flavored one. Mix those suckers together and I feel that this is the flavor. I know that lilac is not one of the flowers they used, however, that is what I personally am getting.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall – A very interesting “saison”. I am intrigued by this beer – I really wish that it was not so sweet...the honey I taste is a bit too much, and the flower/herbal qualities (while they mix somewhat well with it) create just an odd aftertaste. For what it was going for (after reading about the beer) I would say they achieved it. A beer I am glad to try but as stated with it were a bit dryer/tarter.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 02:03:53 | More by SpdKilz
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a nice light golden color with a foamy white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light grain and wheat plus a nice floral character. Light spicing in the background. Flavor hits the floral notes as well plus a nice backing pilsner malt character. Light body and a nice dry finish with a bit of bitterness as well. Quite well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 23:57:11 | More by Thorpe429
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for giving me this one during our MASSIVE in-person trade while he was down to visit. Thanks Al! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden yellow with a two finger pure white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pepper, spices, earth, and subtle floral notes. The flavor was of sweet malt, pepper, spices, earth, floral, and very subtle clove. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. For a saison this was a pretty nice offering from Southampton. However, I wasn't really sold the on floral character going on here. It was there, but definitely didn't stand out with all of the saison spices present. It was a good idea for sure, but I would have gone with a different style due to the spices present. Worth trying though if you find an opportunity to.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 00:20:11 | More by thagr81us
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-10-2011 17:55:15 | More by GRG1313
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -1%

12-09-2011 03:49:24 | More by rab53
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs is a delicious saison. Probably the best one I've ever had. Next time I find it I'll buy more bottles!

A: Clear orange colour and a 1 cm head that lasts pretty well. Good carbonation. 4.5

S: Pepper and sweet lemon rind. 4.5

T: Some malt, clove spices and sweet orange honey flavour. It's a complex flavour and it all goes so well together. 4.5

M: Reasonable level of carbonation. 4.5

O: 4.5

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 21:49:49 | More by vandemonian
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-23-2011 05:31:06 | More by deapokid
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-23-2011 00:50:29 | More by PittBeerGirl
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-22-2011 22:01:02 | More by brandoman63
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-15-2011 19:24:58 | More by HopStoopid120
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2011 03:30:33 | More by JAHMUR
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2011 21:22:19 | More by djrn2
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-14-2011 20:19:54 | More by thebouch01
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle shared with some friends. Poured into a matching Southampton goblet, this brew appears a clear golden color. A white frothy head sits atop the brew and slowly fades leaving some strings and spots of lace all over the glass. Constantly rising bubbles of carbonation maintain a thin lacing atop the brew. A light swirl revives a yellowish stained finger back to the surface.

The smell of this brew is like an elderly woman's perfume, earthy but without the bite. Floral aspects mixed with garden herbs, cheese, funk, green peppers and some spices somewhat peppery. There is a touch of sweetness to the nose almost like honey or caramel malt.

The taste is very floral with an herbal aspect. A little bit of a perfume aspect resides in the mouth with a light amount of evaporative bite. Some cheese and funk are included with yeasty spices lik clove and peppercorn. Somewhat minty with a light astringent dryness like strong unsweetened tea. The aftertaste is a bit like clover honey mixed with garden herbs.

This is a medium bodies brew with a modest to high level of carbonation. There is seemingly no alcohol inclusion. A very interesting take on the style. It was peculiar at first but as the experience continued, it really grew on me. I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 19:44:42 | More by stakem
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fo5s

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle served in an oversized COAST tumbler. Best by 4/28/15 (for what that's worth).

A- pours a dull gold. Slightly cloudy. Aggressive pour yields a solid 3 finger head - perfect. Impressive lacing as I put this one down.

S- floral, touch of honey, mild hops. Clean.

T- floral, still getting a lot of honey along with a hoppy bitterness. Delicious.

M- Full bodied. Smooth and sweet.

O- excellent. One of the best saisons of the month. Complex, yet an easy drinker. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 21:58:35 | More by fo5s
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful gold color w/ a perfect two finger white head. Very cloudy in appearance. Massive carbonation and lacing. Excellent looking brew... Could even pass for a Belgian. Nose is really complex. Yeast, pepper, floral notes, rose water, and a ton of spices. This is simply fantastic. A tiny bit of farmhouse smell, but not too much. Taste is really great. The floral notes and rose really come through in the taste, but not overly so. Also has a really sweet vibe to it as well- almost like sugar water. No alcohol noticed at all. Sugar and rose aftertaste. Feel is on the light side, and pretty syrup-like as well. This is probably the weak point to this beer, but it's still in the good category. Overall, this is another fantastic brew by a really great brewery. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 00:21:31 | More by jayhawk73
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a SA perfect pint glass, hazy gold pour with 2 inch sticky white head. The aroma is very floral, hints of orange, tropical fruit. It has a light lemony bite to it, lots of tropical flavors, light spiciness. The finish is dry with more hints of lemon. The body is light, good carbonation, easy quaffer. I liked it, lots of complex flavors going on.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 23:04:24 | More by bonkers
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered a bottle of this at the Bethlehem Speakeasy a while ago. This brew poured out as a nice hazy yellow color with some fizzy white head bubbles on top. The lacing on this brew wasn't too bad. The smell of the beer was much like some of the other Saison's I've had in the past but the added floral element that this one had made it a little more interesting to me. The taste of the beer was pretty good too I thought, it was very floral which I enjoyed. The mouthfeel of the beer was bubbly, it was also fairly light bodied also. Overall this brew was quite nice, it's a good beer to have in warmer weather I think.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 17:34:34 | More by Knapp85
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hazy medium yellow color came gurgling out of the bottle, quickly coming to a head that reached a height of maybe two inches. There was then a rich coating of side glass lace that thoroughly coated the glass with some nice carbonation being visible throughout the session.

The aroma was highly charged on this one. Lots of light fruit swirling around with a healthy dose of spice in it as well. Nice touches of coriander, lemon, hints of pepper coming through, with a touch of pears warming up to it as it came up to room temperature. The initial taste was peppery, with a rush of lemon following suit almost immediately. A wonderful sense of light fruit really just ran all over this one. I was quite impressed I have to admit. Smooth mouth feel was more the adequately carbonated and really just kept the profile popping throughout. An easy sipper, the moderate ABV lended itself well to a warm late summer evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 01:27:04 | More by mikesgroove
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Lightly hazy, light gold body with a slim, slender, white head.

Smell: Lightly sweetish, lightly honey-hinted wafts mixed with a spritz of herbal and floral liqueurs and no-pulp orange juice as well as finely-ground spices.

Taste: A tangy taste of pils and wheat malts, a few well-placed crumbs of sugared sweetness, with a taste of yeasty bread marked with alligator pepper and a whisper of menthol. Very thin lemon shavings. A bit more pepper. Four drops of semi-dry mead. And plenty of varied floral tones throughout, as you'd may find in herbal teas. A bit of orange marmalade. Faintly grassy, rustically straw-like hops with some imparted bitterness. Ginger, menthol, and acidic juices on the warming, lowly carbonated finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Evocative at times at being more of a spiced tripel or strong golden. It's a fun, varied assortment of flavors kept my interest throughout the 750ml bottle. Pretty good, overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 19:17:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a tough one to rate. For a farmhouse it's a bit light, but knowing that is has rose water and flowers. Who doesn't like flowers?

Pours a light golden, light and fluffy. Dense, rich white foamy head. This looks like a summer deee light.

Aroma is light. Floral..go figure. Semi sweet.

Flavors are light but tangy. Like a glazed doughnut that someone has scraped away most of the glaze to fight caloric intake. Spice. Cardamon, zest. Some light lemon zest.

Zippy finish for the most part. Thin but the bite make is feel heavier. Alcohol is present and warming.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 07:38:59 | More by Mebuzzard
Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs from Southampton Publick House
90 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.